José Miguel Caldas de Almeida Barros is a Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health at NOVA Medical School, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCM/UNL), since 1992.
He completed his PhD in Psychiatry at NOVA Medical School in 1986 and his Aggregation tests in 1990. He was Dean of this School between 2007 and 2013.
He is the Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Hospital in West Lisbon since 2006 and he was also the National Coordinator for Mental Health and Responsible for Implementation of the National Mental Health Plan, between 2008 and 2011.
Since July 2000 until November 2005, he worked in Washington DC as Coordinator of WHO Mental Health Program for the Americas.
He is the Coordinator of the European Joint Action "Mental Health and Well-being", 2013-2016, and Member of the European Initiative "ROAMER - Roadmap for Research on Mental Health in Europe: a collaborative vision to promote and integrate mental health research and well-being."